Publications

Karzai Seeks Legitimacy at Jirga

November 21, 2011 - P S

President Hamid Karzai convened a meeting last week of over 2,000 Afghans to participate in a four-day traditional jirga in Kabul.

The Libyan Revolution Part 3- Stalemate & Siege

October 13, 2011 - Institute for the Study of War

This report is the third installation of a four-part series on the revolution in Libya. Part Three: Stalemate and Siegedetails the progress of fighting in eastern and western Libya and the international response.

C-802 SACCADE MISSILE RANGE

October 13, 2011 - Institute for the Study of War

This map is part of Middle East Security Report 1: Iran's Two Navies-A Maturing Maritime Strategy

Iran's Two Navies

October 11, 2011 -

The Arab Spring has fomented increasing uncertainty in the Middle East, a circumstance in which Iran’s regional intentions are of increasing concern. U.S. attempts to isolate the regime are driven by concerns over Iran's nuclear program.

The Libyan Revolution Part 2-Escalation & Intervention

September 22, 2011 - Institute for the Study of War

This report is the second installment of a four-part series on the revolution in Libya. Part Two: Escalation and Intervention details the international reaction to the war and the process that led to the U.S. and allied military intervention in March 2011.

The Libyan Revolution Part I-Roots of Rebellion

September 19, 2011 - David Witter

This four-part series provides a detailed narrative of the war in Libya and seeks to explain the underlying dynamics behind the conflict.

ISW in Brief: Afghan Parliament Stymied by Protests, Infighting

September 1, 2011 - P S

Nearly 700 Afghans took to the streets and threatened to block off roads in Kabul last week to protest a recent ruling by the Independent Election Commission.

Pakistan's Kurram Offensive-Implications for Afghanistan

August 18, 2011 - Jeffrey Dressler

The insurgency in Afghanistan’s eastern region is likely to benefit from the Pakistani military’s new military operations in Kurram Agency.

Unchecked and Unbalanced: President Karzai and the Afghan Parliament

August 1, 2011 - P S

The Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan is on the brink of a constitutional crisis with no clear solution.

Obama's Iraq Abdication-Deputy Director Marisa Cochrane Sullivan (The Wall Street Journal)

July 28, 2011 - Marisa Cochrane Sullivan

Upon taking office in 2009, President Obama inherited a winning hand in Iraq—and yet his administration has played it like a losing one.

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